Sandra Lynch, BEng, MBA, MSc, Ph.D.
Senior Science Educator & STEM Consultant
Dr. Sandra Lynch is a Science Educator and STEM professional with over 20 years in education as a lecturer, tutor, and research scientist. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, an MBA from Imperial College London, and graduate degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York.
Her research career, undertaken while pursuing her doctoral studies, and postdoctoral research at the New York State Department of Health and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical center. Her research focus included areas such as protein misfolding and antibody engineering associated with human disease. Dr. Lynch’s research has been published and results cited in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
While Dr. Lynch’s research was rewarding and exciting, she subsequently chose to pursue a career as a Science Educator, after having taught chemistry for six years in the Caribbean Island of Barbados, at the Barbados Community College. Then, she taught both chemistry and math at high schools in Vermont and New Jersey. She carries science and chemistry licenses, and currently tutors students privately in chemistry and math, including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus.
While in Vermont, Dr. Lynch taught with the Upward Bound program (University of Vermont) with emphasis on the enabling of underprivileged students. She served as Awards Chair on the American Chemical Society Green Mountain Local Section, VT, and as Board Chair, Brownell Mountain School, VT.
As a trained scientist, Dr. Lynch enjoys working and interacting with students, mentoring them to achieve excellence in their academic experience. She has over six years' experience in tutoring one-to-one in person and online and has been honored to be named one of Wyzant’s Top 10% Tutors for the year 2020. Dr. Lynch believes that a sound working knowledge of math principles is fundamental to a positive outcome in a student’s academic experience in science.
As she puts it in her own words, “I like to work with underlying first principles, I believe that once you, the student, understand concepts, you can then apply them to any situation or problem”. Dr. Lynch notes that, “Learning is best done when enjoyed and I do look forward to helping you improve your experience on your academic journey.”